Mike and Dana Ritter's story helps us understand who to include in "design that's usable by all people."

And not just in Arlington, Virginia, but anywhere.

Mike was injured as a teenager (June 1994) in the Bahamas on a trip with their church. He was a member of a performance ministry team with his youth group and while he was doing a gymnastics routine, he over rotated and landed on his face, breaking his neck at C5/6.

He met Dana after his injury when she was in college and reconnected several years later. They stayed in touch for about 8 years before dating long distance and getting married.

From home design to participating in the community, they have so many excellent things to share about living life differently due to a spinal cord injury and how they really want a lot of the same things in life that everyone else does.

Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States


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